It’s February and there are two major celebrations this month. Most of East Asia will be celebrating the Lunar or Chinese New Year on the 10th. Preparations are currently in full swing for the 15 days festivities. It is exciting and I do miss all the fun and activities. Over here, we have Valentine’s Day on the 14th. After an entire month of whole grains, salads, fruits, and low fat dishes, we are now back to sweets and chocolates. Hopefully this time, it will only be a tiny smattering of indulgence.
A good way to incorporate more fruits and roughage in the diet is to make smoothies. This Coconut Berry Smoothie is one I whipped up two weeks ago with lightly sweetened vanilla coconut milk. About two years back, the stores started selling coconut milk in cartons and I have been buying it occasionally in addition to the unsweetened soy milk my boys drink every morning. I much prefer this coconut milk and use it in my cooking as well. They come unsweetened or lightly sweetened and flavored. The unsweetened version works well in curries while the lightly sweetened one is great for desserts.
The smoothie turned out very creamy and delicious! I will definitely use this coconut milk again for future concoctions.
- 2/3 cup (115g) strawberries, chilled, hulled, and halved
- 2/3 cup (100g) blueberries, chilled
- 1 cup (240ml) vanilla coconut milk
Combine strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla coconut milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Remove and serve immediately.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!